Thursday, December 10, 2009

HEJ, TACK, FIKA, GLöGG*...

I won't be able to post for a few days because I'm going to Stockholm - blind, as it were. Never been there before, haven't done any research other than obsessively checking the weather forecast and worrying that my flimsy London threads and soles won't hold up. Oh yes, we're also spending one night on a remote island in the archipelago; so me and my thin soled ankle boots should be fine there yes?

Anyway, I have a theory that I over research my travels. It's something I love doing, but more often than not I land in a new place with reams of print outs and a list of places I want to go that would take three weeks longer than I'll be there to complete.

So this time we shall see how it goes with precisely zero research. I wonder if I'll find some gems to share when I get back. In fact I'm quite curious as to whether this non method will make me find more off the beaten track places, or if when I come back going hey I found this really cool place, everyone will tell me it's already in every guide book and blog mentioning Stockholm. Also, I will be there with Swedish friends, so better to go with the flow - when in Rome, etc...

Now I better go and buy some more woolly socks.

{*Only words I know in Swedish - ok I know two others but they're unprintable}

8 comments:

Rose said...

It's a great place, really compact but varied, I think you'll love it. I went in the summer but I'm sure it's similar. have some Princess torte- green marzipan covered goodness. Report back.

Anna said...

for once, I can speak from a place of knowledge...being half Swedish and having returned from Stockholm and the Archipeligo but two days ago...it is not cold there at all at the moment...Edinburgh is colder at the mo. I would recommend eating many Lussekatte buns in Vetekatte coffee rooms in Stockholm and buying cute notebooks on floor 2 of Ahlens department store.

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

Noted: princess torte (I have a feeling I've had this at Ikea?!) Lussekatte in Vetekatte, notebooks at Ahlens floor 2, no need to fear losing toes - cheers!

Alex said...

Happy holidays!

If Jane said...

oh!! have a marvelous time!!!!!

Juliet said...

If I can give you one advice: take loads of photos! Stockholm isn't on it's best this time of year, but it's always beautiful.

juliet xxx

anna said...

http://www.vetekatten.se/index.htm

you've probably gone already...but this might be useful
a.x

bluepoppy said...

can't wait to hear! Stay warm-- and tell us all about it-- bisous, bp